Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gayatri Mata (Mother of Vedas) -Gayatri Jayanti,Reason Behind Gaytri mata with 5 heads & 10 hands,Gayatri Mantra & its meaning,Video

Gayatri Jayanti:

Gayatri Jayanti is believed to be the day when Sage Vishwamitra first uttered Gayatri Mantra.It is observed on the 11 day of the Jyeshta month – the Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day. Some people also believed that Goddess Gayatri, who is worshipped as Veda Mata (The Mother of Vedas), appeared on the earth on the day.

The day celebrates Goddess Gayatri’s appearance in the form of knowledge to remove the ignorance. This knowledge was shared to the world by Sage Vishwamitra.Special prayers and pujas are dedicated to Gayatri Mata. Special satsangs and bhajans are also sung in praise of the deity. Gayatri mantra is chanted during puja

Gayatri Jayanti 2010 date is June 22

Gayatri Mata:

Gayatri is the feminine form of gāyatra, a Sanskrit word for a song or a hymn. Gayatri is Brahma's second consort. Brahma married her when Brahma's first consort Savitri was late for a yadnya / yagya & the time was very less. Brahma had to start that yadnya / yagya along with his wife. So in Savitri's absence Brahma married Gayatri to start the yadnya / yagya in time

Reason Behind Gaytri mata with 5 heads & 10 hands:

One of the sacred texts says, "The Gayatri is Brahma, Gayatri is Vishnu, Gayatri is Shiva, the Gayatri is Vedas" Gayatri later came to be personified as a Goddess. She is shown as having five heads and is usually seated within a lotus. The four heads of Gayatri represent the four Vedas and the fifth one represents almighty God. In her ten hands, she holds all the symbols of Lord Vishnu. She is another consort of Lord Brahma.

Gayatri Mantra:

Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dheemahi
Dhiyo yo na prachodayaat.

Gayatri Mantra Meaning:


Supreme Lord


Protector of the earth, the material sheath, The Life breath of the Universe. From the feet to the navel center.


One of the meanings is the sky. The Lord who pervades and eliminates all miseries. From the navel to the throat center.


One of the meanings is the heavens. He is all Bliss and blesses His devotees with happiness. From above the throat center to the thousand petaled lotus.

TAT That

(That Thou Art)


The SUN, Creator, Preserver and Self Luminous, the central mantra of the Solar Science.


Most fit to be worshipped. Most choice worthy.


The burning splendor of the Sun that dispels ignorance, and therefore sorrows and miseries.


The 'Deva', The God, He who is All Bliss, The Joyful One, The Shining One, The Revealer of All Glory


We meditate upon Him


Who our intelligence and Wisdom



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